“Are they gonna dance?” “Who?” “At the election. Are they going to have a dance?” The majority of the conversations we have with C these days hearken back to her toddler years in that there is a good bit of deciphering we have to do on our grown-up end to figure out what she’s talking […]
So, there are many things I like about my life as a mom. These include having conversations with C about the glories of cheese; feeling a sense of personal accomplishment when she reaches milestones like potty training; and the fact that if I ever want to get out of anything, I can just say that […]
Step one: cue up “Just Like Heaven” by The Cure. Here’s the link to it on YouTube. Step two: watch the Swedish Chef dance the boogie. Happy Thursday, everyone.
I learn new things every day. For instance, today I learned that we have not yet reached that point where we can laugh about that penny she accidentally swallowed last August. Nope. Definitely not a thing to bring up jocularly while playing the Sheriff Callie matching game. Duly noted.
Ah, Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving. That wonderful time of year when we gather ’round the table with family and friends to count our blessings and work for 12+ hours preparing a meal that will take 20 minutes tops to consume and whose leftovers will haunt us until Easter. I’m on the record talking dirt about […]
I have had a long weekend. I mean, yeah, it’s Labor Day and all, so obviously I’ve had a long weekend. What I mean is that I would give my left arm for a nap right now. Since Friday, my work has been holding its biggest fundraiser of the year, a three-day music festival all over […]
When I was in my twenties, I talked a lot about how I didn’t regret any of my past mistakes. Believing that it made me neat and unique to own up to my quirky foibles, I often waxed poetic about how, if given the chance to go back and do things over, I simply would not. I […]
I have heard it said before that having a baby changes everything. I knew this was true when I found myself incredibly grateful to be able to sleep in until 7 a.m. on a Saturday morning. Pre-parent me would have died a little inside if someone had told her that there would come a day […]